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Bhāgavata Purāṇa, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavataṃ and Bhāgavata is one of the major puranic texts of Hinduism with its focus on bhakti towards Vishnu.

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Kshira Samudra- The Milk Ocean

The Supreme Lord, Vishnu is said to recline on an ocean of milk. This is mentioned in Bhagavatam 8.5.24: śrī-śuka uvāca ity ābhāṣya surān vedhāḥ saha devair arindama | ajitasya padaṁ ...
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Which Vishnu takes 10 avatars? Maha-Vishnu or Garbhodakasayi Vishnu who is among Tridev?

This material world is created, maintained for some time, and again annihilated by the will of the Lord. The ingredients for creation and the subordinate creator, Brahma, are first created by Lord ...
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Does SB 4.25.41 give a hint to the thing that women like men who are expert in rape?

Often purport are used to understand verses of scripture in clearer way. In purport S.B. 4.25.41, Sri AC Bhaktivedanata Prabhupada comments in the last part of commentary as: In this regard, the ...
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Why did Prabhupada make objectionable comments on women in SB 4.25.41 purport? [closed]

Prabhupada is the Propagator of ISKCON which is a world wide organization and which is related to vaishnavism. I came to know about following remarks made by him about women. It is not that the ...
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Krishna marrying sixteen thousand royal maidens

Consider the following slokas from Srimad Bhagavatam SB 10.59.32: Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus entreated by Goddess Bhumi in words of humble devotion, the Supreme Lord bestowed fearlessness upon ...
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How do Sri Vaishnavas and/or Gaudiya Vaishnavas interpret a certain line in Bhagavatam 1.1.1

This line in bold, to me, looks like dropping a hint of Advaita. However I know Sri Vaishnavas and Gaudiya Vaishnavas differ on their views of unreality. Forgive me for using the Advaita lens, but ...
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The Oracle said that the eighth son of Devaki would kill Kansa, then why did he kill seven sons?

If only the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudev was to kill Kansa, why did Kansa kill the first seven sons?
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What are the five kind of offerings and vedic hymns Srimad Bhagavatham is referring to?

In this verse from Srimad Bhagavatham 4.7.41, Fire God is praising Narayana. The fire-god said: My dear Lord, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You because by Your favor I am as luminous as ...
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What is the story of Devakulya who was transformed into Ganga?

Kashyapa and Purnima are the sons of Sage Marichi. Purnima had three children, one of them is Devakulya. Here is verse from Srimad Bhagavatham 4.1.14, My dear Vidura, of the two sons, Kaśyapa and ...
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Does Srimad Bhagawatam make use of Alwar poetry?

I remember reading that somewhere and it makes sense since Bhagavatam has a distinct South Indian feel to it. This also has implications for its date.
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What parts of Krishna's life do Bhagavatam, Mahabharata and Hari Vamsa cover?

Do the time periods and stories overlap among these three scriptures?
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How was lord Krishna born?

Did Lord Krishna come on earth via a normal birth or his birth was a supernatural event ? What is the exact story related to it?
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Non fruitful actions [duplicate]

Isnt it slightly confusing bcz everyone in this world struggle hard for his work to get completed for some specific reason like success,money,etc.How it is really possible not think abt outcome. Also ...
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Lord krishna is in tenth dimension [closed]

It is said in shrimad bhagvat that lord krishna is the greatest lord of all and he is living in tenth dimension but lord vishnu is in 6th dimension and krishna is incarnation of vishnu so how it is ...
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Is there any influence of time on Brahman?

It is believed that the Supreme God is beyond the time. But this verse from Srimad Bhagavatham says Supreme God's one second (less than a second actually) is equal to life span of Brahma. कालोऽयं ...
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Does Bhagwat Puran mention that Lord Krishna was born to annihilate Kshatriyas?

In Annihilation of Caste, Section 18, Dr. Ambedkar says that The Bhagwat tells us very definitely that Krishna had taken avatar for one sacred purpose: and that was, to annihilate the Kshatriyas....
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What is the story of Narad's birth to a maid?

Shrimad Bhagvatam mentions the following about Devarishi Narad's birth: 1.1.7 Naradji’s Advice to Ved-Vyas Naradji told him that though he had created great epics, yet all of them lack a ...
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Was there an encounter between Ravana and Ikshvaku king Māndhātā?

Many people know that Vishnu incarnated in the solar dynasty as Rama. But there is also another incarnation who is an ancestor to Rama, Mandhata (AKA Mandhatri). There is already a question about him ...
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What are the 101 clans of Yadavas?

SB 10.90.44: tan-nigrahāya hariṇā  proktā devā yadoḥ kule avatīrṇāḥ kula-śataṁ  teṣām ekādhikaṁ nṛpa To subdue these demons, Lord Hari told the demigods to descend into the ...
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What was the value of trillion during Mahabharata time as population of Yadavas is mentioned as 30 trillion+ in SB 10.90.42?

SB 10.90.42 saṅkhyānaṁ yādavānāṁ kaḥ   kariṣyati mahātmanām yatrāyutānām ayuta-   lakṣeṇāste sa āhukaḥ Who can count all the great Yādavas, when among them King Ugrasena ...
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Where to find the full story of King Muchukunda?

In Joseph Campbell book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces", he wrote: an ancient Hindu warrior-king named Muchukunda. He was born from his father's left side, the father having swallowed by mistake a ...
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Does srimad bhagvatam and Vishnu puranas mention shaligram worship or tulasi-jalandhar myth?

The story of tulsi cursing Lord vishnu? Also is the story of shaligram only found in non vaishnava puranas?
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According to srimad bhagvatam and Vishnu purana is saguna brahman superior to nirguna brahman?

How is the relation of of parmatma-brahman- bhagvan shown in sattvic puranas, is saguna brahman the basis of nirguna brahman as found in some verse of bhagvad geeta? I'm asking this as bhagvatam ...
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What is the story about Shri Krishna lifting Govardhan Giri to save the villagers from heavy rain?

What is the story about Shri Krishna lifting Govardhan Giri to save the villagers from heavy rain?
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Are the four Kumars incarnations of Lord Vishnu or Shiva?

According to the Bhagvat Purana the four Sanat Kumars are described as the incarnations of Lord Vishnu but I cam across this remark in the comment section of Vishnu Puran: Linga P. describes the ...
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To whom devi Radha rani was married? [duplicate]

Do we have any scripture, which describe the earthly marriage of Radha-ji with a person, i.e. her husband? Extra Qn: Keeping aside the leela part, would their love be considered as an affair from ...
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Why did Lord Krishna ask girls to raise their hands when they came out nude from the pond to get back their costumes stolen by Krishna? [duplicate]

Why is Krishna done this ? Lord Krishna stole the costumes of girls bathing in pond and told them to come out of water.They out of the water full nude , but covered private parts by hands.Then he ...
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Why does Krishna suck his toe while lying on a Banyan leaf?

The very famous imagery of a baby Krishna sucking his own toes is mentioned in various places. The first paragraph of the Balamukundashtaka clearly depicts the scene: Kararvinde na padarvindam ...
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What is the meaning of verse 2.5.13 from Srimad Bhagavatham?

The verse is: विलज्जमानया यस्य स्थातुमीक्षापथेऽमुया विमोहिता विकत्थन्ते ममाहमिति दुर्धियः ॥ २.५.१३ ॥ Meaning: The illusory energy of the Lord cannot take precedence, being ashamed of her ...
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What does the story “Gajendra Moksha” depict?

I did not understand the story. As it was Gajendra's mistake to go in the pond,(He should have been cautious), why did Lord come to save him, as he was responsible for the problem? Why doesn't "...
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Was Rishi Agastya the uncle of Ravana?

According to the Shrimad Bhagvatam Rishi Agastya was the son of Pulastya and a brother of Vishrava: The sage Añgirã and Sraddhã had four daughters and two sons, Utathya and Brihaspati. The sage ...
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Actual reason for Krishna to kill washerman?

The following episode from Baghavatham clearly says that Krishna got angry on washerman and killed him. SB 10.41.32: Seeing a washerman approaching who had been dyeing some clothes, Krishna asked ...
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How many commentaries are there of the Srimad Bhagavatam?

I would like to have the list of commentators of the Srimad Bhagavatam (the one dedicated to Lord Krishna). How many of these commentaries have being translated to English? Are any of the commentaries ...
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What is the difference between Shrimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita?

Is Bhagavad Gita tells about one avatar and Shrimad Bhagavatam tells about all the Avatars? Are they equivalent to each other or both are different? Which is first written? And when and why the ...
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Who is Āsuri Brāhmaṇa and why did Lord Kapila exposit sāṅkhya to the same?

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam says here (quoted below) pañcamaḥ kapilo nāma siddheśaḥ kāla-viplutam provācāsuraye sāṅkhyaṁ tattva-grāma-vinirṇayam that is, Lord Kapila, foremost among perfected ...
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How do non-advaitians interpret Bhagavata Purana 12.5.11?

This verse 12.5.11-12 is found in the final teachings of Suta Goswami. It seems Advaitic in its meaning and essence. Suta instructs King Parikshit: अहं ब्रह्म परं धाम ब्रह्माहं परं पदम् एवं समी...
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Is Krishna the source of Vishnu or other way round? [closed]

What Bhagavata Purana text mentions apropos this question? Is Bhagavan Krishna the source of all incarnations or Bhagavan Vishnu as traditionally believed?
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Where can I read Sridhara Swami's commentary on the Srimad Bhagavatam online?

I would want to read Sridhara Swami's commentary of the Srimad Bhagavatam online in English. Can anyone of you provide me the relevant pdf or link?
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Does Vachaspati Mishra's depiction of Vishnu's marriage have a scriptural basis?

The Vivada Chintamani is a work by the Advaita philosopher Vachaspati Mishra on the teachings of Dharma Shastras concerning law. Vachaspati Mishra begins the Vivada Chintamani with an invocation to ...
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Avoiding the company of persons who are not spiritually advanced

According to SB 3.29.18: TEXT 18 ādhyātmikānuśravaṇān nāma-saṅkīrtanāc ca me ārjavenārya-saṅgena nirahaṅkriyayā tathā TRANSLATION A devotee should always try to hear about spiritual ...
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Why does the Bhagavata Purana say Vyasa incarnated before Rama?

Bhagavatam describes supreme personality of godhead incarnated as Vyasa before Rama: SB 1.3.21 Thereafter, in the seventeenth incarnation of Godhead, Śrī Vyāsadeva appeared in the womb of ...
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Is Vrindavan in India the same village which is described in Bhagavatam?

The tenth canto of Shrimad Bhagavatam(Bhagavat Purana) describes the pastimes of Lord Krishna in detail. The pastimes of Lord krishna are also summarized here by Prabhupada. The reason for my doubt ...
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What age God and Goddess Married?

At what age God and Goddesses got married? Lord Sri Rama, Sita Lord Sri Krishna, Rukmini, Satyabhama Lord Sri Srinivasa (Venkateshwara Swamy), Padmavathi Lord Shanmukha, Devasena, Sri Valli Guru ...
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Did Krishna ever prayed to another God like Brahma or Shiva? [duplicate]

It is known that Ram prayed to Shiva and Goddess Durga to conquer Ravana. My question is : did Krishna also ever prayed to another God like Brahma or Shiva?
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Is each of the 18 Mahapurans related to a different Kalpa?

While researching for an answer I came across the reference of Padma Puran having been revealed in the Padma Kalpa which was the last day of the 50th year of Brahma. Currently we are in the Varah ...
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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

According to Wikipedia, the previous kalpa was known as the Padma kalpa: Currently, 50 years of Brahma have elapsed. The last Kalpa at the end of 50th year is called Padma Kalpa. We are currently ...
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Sixteen Principles of Material Creation

I read recently in Srimad Bhagavatam (Canto 1 - Chapter 3 - Verse 1) about the creation of the sixteen principles of material action. I am curious to know more about these but can't find any reference ...
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What scriptures describe Vyasa's son Shuka creating a duplicate of himself?

It's well-known that the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavatam have apparent discrepancies in regard to Vyasa's son Shuka. In particular, this chapter of the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata describes ...
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Why should i read any Purana which is not Sattva, like the Bhavishya Parva/Purana? [duplicate]

It is said that sattva is the highest mode so why should one read a purana of a lower mode? Am I confusing things?
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The Mahabharata we have today belongs to which Kalpa?

The story of Parikshit and Suka in the Srimad Krishna Bhagavatam is different from that of the Mahabharata. This has made people use the argument of Kalpa Bheda that the Mahabharata occurred in a ...